When I see you smile
I smell the scent of serenity.
My senses selectively attend to you
and my mental states entropy tends to reduce
You bring order back into my life.
I’ve become prone to hearing home
In the emitted tones from your larynx
and as I continue plucking
mental fields become barren
but I don’t remember what the last petal signified.
I remember being caught off guard by you.
I remember being caught in thoughts
of drowning in your brown skin
and all of its glory.
Caught in the potential of our unwritten stories,
that id relate to our daughters —
of us stunting and grinding
like I’m the pestle to your mortar
and power couples were suddenly redefined.
You see now in my mind,
I’m already telling them
where heaven is in relation to you.
Teaching them to be patient with you
Grateful and gracious to you,
Like I was with you
and you was
for nine months.
When our eyes meet
and I smile at you
and you smile at me
I can see our future laid bare
right beside of me
and my past and my present
pale fast in comparison.
Baby, when you smile
I damn near smell the scent of serenity.
My senses selectively attend to you.
My mental states entropy tends to reduce.